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Originally Posted by Zarchon View Post

I don't really see where your step dad is being arrogant. As for your problem, I assume he pays for the internet and therefore, if he is happy with how it is working for him why should he change anything? There have been only two reasonable answers, upgrade out of your own pocket or get a powerline ethernet hook up. Doing anything to his router is unethical to say the least.


As long as the power works for him, its fine. Dont care about anyone else
As long as the house is fine for him, it's fine. Dont worry about that ceiling or funky smells.. He pays for it.
Car? He says its fine but that brake pedal seems to stick alot... Np, he pays for it so its fine.


He's a parent. He signed up for the job to be ever giving.
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post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by amdcat View Post

Can you tell me what this does and how it works?

Certainly.

A powerline ethernet system sends pulses through the house's electrical system that are detected by the powerline adapter on the other end. It would run like this:

Router---CAT5 cable---Powerline adapter---house power lines---Powerline adapter near your computer---CAT5---your computer.

It essentially runs the ethernet signal through electrical wiring in your house. These units are about the size of your average air freshener or cell phone charger and shouldn't impact anything in the house, even sensitive electronics.
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post #23 of 26
I'd say suck it up until you can move out. Then design your own network when you have your own place. Respect him eventhough you're not getting it back in a fair way.

Also, are you using a laptop? If not, then buy a cheap but powerful wireless card. I was having a lot of problems with my home wireless (using verizon fios router) until I tried/bought this;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704133

The difference was night and day.This thing blew away my vintage Hawking HWDN1 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Network USB Dish Adapter(now just sitting pretty in the spare parts cabinet).

Give it a try and I guarantee this won't disappoint you.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by -X3- View Post

Even better - block 'em using their MAC address. biggrin.gif

Hahahaha, oh dear.
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Any Australian websites?

Yeah, try mWave, PC Case Gear, Scorptech and local Dick Smiths sometimes have good deals. For $100 honestly I'd suggest a TP-Link W8960N, but that is still N300 however.
Look at reviews online, oh and don't get Belkin again! biggrin.gif
 
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All i use is a Linksys E1200 ... It's decent and reliable wink.gif As long as Belkin doesn't touch it
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post #26 of 26

As for powerline adapters, the throughput can vary widely depending on your wiring. My father tried this, and got horrible performance because the house is quite old. He was getting 100-200 Kbps. I tried them in my apartment (shorter distance, modern wiring) and saw much better speeds.

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